Family Section

Welcome to the Family Section - the community for family and children lawyers

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Complaints management for smaller firms (Manchester, 27 April)

Learn the top tips for handling complaints and better still how to eliminate them before they start.

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Pensions on Divorce: Another Witches’ Brew (London, 4 May)

This seminar will provide practical guidance on what to look out for in light of the changes to state pensions, discuss how the court should approach pensions in light of pension freedoms and focus on financial remedies on divorce namely the practice of offsetting pensions against non-pension assets.

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We commission exclusive articles from leading practitioners and commentators, on all areas of family law and practice

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Oxfordshire County Council's childcare team goes paperless

Oxfordshire County Council’s legal team could be saying a permanent goodbye to filing after successfully completing their first ‘paperless’ case.

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How not to be an emotionally resilient lawyer

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In the second installment on emotional health for lawyers, Julian Hall takes a look at the behaviours that undermine our sense of wellbeing

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No divorce for Owens and Owens

3 April 2017By

You wouldn’t think, in 2017, that a couple would be forced to remain married, long after the marriage was ‘dead in the water’.  It certainly appeared that those who wanted a divorce, got a divorce. 

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What do you need to know about spring budget 2017?Subscription

22 March 2017By

Mena Ruparel provides commentary on the impact the spring budget 2017 will have on family lawyers. 

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Parental alienation – a quick overviewSubscription

17 March 2017By

Practitioners are increasingly coming across the term ‘parental alienation’. Understandably, many query how these cases differ from any other contact case and whether a different approach is needed.

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As a Section member, you're entitled to four webinars as part of your membership, available live and on-demand

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Setting aside financial orders 2017 update

Take part in this webinar to find out what to do when faced with a potential set aside application - as the applicant or the respondent.

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Setting up shop: how to start up a small law firm (8 September)

This event will provide practical advice on setting up your own firm

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FAQ: Precedents for severance of joint tenancy

17 March 2017

The Law Society library maintains a database of enquiries called Common Queries. These include results from research to find forms, precedents, rules, regulations and guidance. These records can be freely accessed via the library catalogue Library Knowledge Base. 

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FAQ: Precedents for bare trusts

23 November 2016

The Law Society’s Library lists precedents for bare trusts

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Family Law Hub area

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We give you exclusive free access to case notes and webinars on a range of topical issues through our monthly updates provided by Family Law Hub.

Find out more about the Family Law Hub area.

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Benefits of Membership*

The Family Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Advisory Group and will focus on key issues including:

  • Sharland and Gohil Supreme Court Judgement
  • Family Law Protocol
  • General Children Law update
  • Forced marriages
  • Divorce centres a year on
  • Pensions for family lawyers
  • General financial remedies update
  • Surrogacy
  • Social media as a business tool: Is LinkedIn worth my time?
  • Emotional resilience
  • Domestic Violence
  • Serious Crime Act 2015: FGM provisions

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Seminars, Discounts off Law Society publications and webinars, Features, Commentary, Webinars, News and a LinkedIn Group.

*See Section terms and conditions

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